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 Event Info 

Will COVID-19 affect the 2021 IAA ceremony?

The Independent Audiobook Awards, along with The Hear Now Festival organizers, have chosen to have a virtual ceremony in 2021 for the safety of our audiobook community. 

    

The ceremony will be shown on the HearNow Festival website on Friday evening, June 25th. More details about the ceremony will be added as they become available. Further questions about the festival should be directed to their website. 

 2021 Finalists 

Apocalyptica

Apocalyptica

CROSSROADS OF THE APOCALYPSE, BK 5 written by Benjamin Wallace narrated by Phil Thron LAWLESS: STEEL DEMONS MC written by Crystal Ash narrated by Keira Stevens & Troy Duran NO MORE HEROES: AN ADRIAN'S UNDEAD DIARY NOVEL written by Carl Meadows narrated by Danielle Cohen THE PLANETSIDER TRILOGY written by G.J. Ogden narrated by J.S. Arquin WICKER CITY written by Justin Sloan & P.T. Hylton narrated by Tom Taylorson & Thérèse Plummer Podium Audio

Best Female Narrator

Best Female Narrator

ALICE IN WONDERLAND written by Lewis Carroll narrated by Lynn Norris Blackberry Publishing Group ASK BABA YAGA written by Taisia Kitaiskaia narrated by Zura Johnson Andrews McMeel, producer BONES OF THE WITCH: EARTH MAGIC RISES written by A. L. Knorr narrated by Marni Penning CROSSROADS written by Laurel Hightower narrated by Linda Jones Fireside Horror, producer THE EMERALD HORIZON: THE STAR AND THE SHAMROCK, BK 2 written by Jean Grainger narrated by Siobhan Waring

Best Male Narrator

Best Male Narrator

BRIGHT DAY written by J. B. Priestley narrated by Hannibal Hills Valancourt Books MERCENARY CODE written by Emmet Moss narrated by Simon Vance Podium Audio SCARAMOUCHE written by Raphael Sabatini narrated by B.J. Harrison THE DECLINE AMERICAN DREAMS written by Brian Parker narrated by Andrew B Wehrlen THE MAJESTIC 311 written by Keith C. Blackmore narrated by R.C. Bray Blue Heron Audio

Biography/Memoir

Biography/Memoir

ALONE IN AMSTERDAM: THE DIARY OF AN AMERICAN WOMAN written by PK Engelbrecht narrated by Gina Rogers END OF TOUR written by Pete Thron narrated by Phil Thron LOSING THE ATMOSPHERE written by Vivian Conan, Afterword by Jeffery Smith narrated by Cassandra Campbell MY GRAPE WEDDING written by Laura Bradbury narrated by Hope Newhouse MY OWN STORY written by Jackie Robinson narrated by David Sadzin & Kyle Tait

Erotica

Erotica

HE OWNS MY HEART written by Evie Drae narrated by Gavin McAllister & Tim Paige Naughtiobook Productions MY MENTOR written by Cammie Conte narrated by Mia Sloane ONE EXQUISITE TOUCH written by Lauren Blakely narrated by Emma Wilder, Joe Arden, Shane East, & Wesleigh Siobhan PENSIVE: AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN ROMANCE written by Travena Terry narrated by Sean Crisden & Lacy Laurel ROPED IN written by Marie Sexton & L.A. Witt narrated by Michael Ferraiuolo

Fantasy

Fantasy

ALICE IN WONDERLAND written by Lewis Carroll narrated by Lynn Norris Blackberry Publishing Group MERCENARY CODE written by Emmet Moss narrated by Simon Vance Podium Audio RETURN OF THE PALADIN: THE BLACKWOOD SAGA, BK 4 written by Layton Green narrated by Peter Berkrot Blue Heron Audio SAGES OF THE UNDERPASS written by Aaron Michael Ritchey narrated by Travis Baldree Shadow Alley Press THE FIRE WITHIN: ELEMENTAL ACADEMY written by D.K Holmberg narrated by John Pirhalla

Game Lit/LitRPG

Game Lit/LitRPG

DUNGEONS AND NOOBS written by Ryan Rimmel narrated by Johnathan McClain Podium Audio GIANTLANDS written by Aaron Oster narrated by Travis Baldree SACRED CAT ISLAND written by Harmon Cooper narrated by Travis Baldree Podium Audio SHADE'S FIRST RULE written by A.F. Kay narrated by Travis Baldree STEEL HEARTS: LYNDSEY written by Dawn Chapman narrated by Stephanie Nemeth Parker

General Fiction

General Fiction

ASK BABA YAGA written by Taisia Kitaiskaia narrated by Zura Johnson Andrews McMeel, producer BRIGHT DAY written by J. B. Priestley narrated by Hannibal Hills Valancourt Books SCARAMOUCHE written by Raphael Sabatini narrated by B.J. Harrison THE DECLINE AMERICAN DREAMS, BK 1 written by Brian Parker narrated by Andrew B Wehrlen THE EMERALD HORIZON: THE STAR AND THE SHAMROCK, BK 2 written by Jean Grainger narrated by Siobhan Waring

Horror

Horror

CROSSROADS written by Laurel Hightower narrated by Linda Jones Fireside Horror, producer FEAR written by Ronald Kelly narrated by J Rodney Turner Crossroads Press FUNGOID written by William Meikle narrated by David A Wood Crossroads Press KATIE written by Michael McDowell narrated by Kimberly M. Wetherell Valancourt Books THE MAJESTIC 311 written by Keith C. Blackmore narrated by R.C. Bray Blue Heron Audio

Humor

Humor

DEICIDE, AGENTS OF MORTAL written by M. K. Gibson narrated by Jeffrey Kafer & Heather Costa High Gravity, producer FLORIDA MAN written by Mike Baron narrated by R.C. Bray Podium Audio SPACE TEAM written by Barry J. Hutchison narrated by Phil Thron Zertex Media THE LITTLE SHIP OF HORRORS written by Vee James narrated by Hannibal Hills THESE WALLS CAN TALK written by Erin Mallon narrated by Joe Arden, Andi Arndt, Shane East, Tanya Eby, Teddy Hamilton, & Emma Wilder

LGBTQ+

LGBTQ+

FINDING HER written by Marian Snowe narrated by Sophie Daniels HURT written by Lila Bruce narrated by Hope Newhouse OZ written by Lily Morton narrated by Joel Leslie SHOT ON GOAL written by L.A. Witt narrated by Nick J. Russo & Michael Ferraiuolo THE KITCHEN SINK SUTRA written by Patti Murphy narrated by Natalie Naudus

Mystery

Mystery

written by G. Wayne Miller narrated by J. Kawamoto Crossroads Press DIVER'S PARADISE A ROSCOE CONKLIN MYSTERY written by Davin Goodwin narrated by Alan Carlson LEGACY OF SECRETS written by Helen Starbuck narrated by Amy Deuchler The Audio Flow THE POIROT COLLECTION: BKS 1-3 written by Agatha Christie narrated by P.J. Ochlan Lepton Films, LLC THE WIFE LIE written by Anya Mora narrated by Jennifer Jill Araya Vibrance Press

Non-Fiction

Non-Fiction

ALONE TOGETHER written by multiple authors narrated by a full cast Podium Audio OCEAN OUTBREAK written by Drew Harvell narrated by Andi Arndt Lyric Audiobooks SHORT CARRIES written written by Elizabeth Folwell narrated by Linda Jones THE HONEST ENNEAGRAM written by Sarajane Case narrated by Leslie Howard Andrews McMeel, producer THE UNELECTED written by James R. Copland narrated by Charles Constant Black Hills Audiobooks

Paranormal

Paranormal

DRACULA written by Bram Stoker narrated by Jeff Hays, Annie Ellicott, & Gary Francis Furlong Soundbooth Theater ELDRITCH OPS written by C.T. Phipps narrated by Jeffrey Kafer Crossroads Press REBEL BITTEN written by Lexi C. Foss narrated by Kale Williams & Sarah Puckett ROOKWOOD ASYLUM written by David Longhorn narrated by John Pirhalla produced by Scare Street SUCKER PUNCH: FIRST FANGS CLUB, BK 3 written by Kristen Painter narrated by B.J. Harrison

Romance

Romance

IGNITE YOU written by Diana A. Hicks narrated by Brian Pallino & Meg Sylvan IT'S COMPLICATED written by L.A. Witt narrated by Nick J. Russo PRETTY LITTLE MESS written by Carmel Rhodes narrated by Lacy Laurel & Connor Crais THE WHAT IF GUY written by Lauren Blakely narrated by Joe Arden, Andi Arndt, Santino Fontana, & Emma Wilder WHAT I'M LOOKING FOR written by Karen Grey narrated by Joe Arden & Karen White

Science Fiction

Science Fiction

AGENT G: ASSASSIN written by C.T. Phipps narrated by Jeffrey Kafer Crossroads Press IDOLS AND ENEMIES: AMPLIFIER, BK 4 written by Meghan Ciana Doidge narrated by Tia Rider ROGAN'S MONSTER'S: WASTELANDD written by JACK PORTER narrated by Andrew B Wehrlen SHOCKWAVE: ASHES OF ETERNITY written by Jeremy Spires narrated by Garrett Michael Brown THE TINDERBOX: SOLDIER OF INDIRA written by Lou Diamond Phillips narrated by R.C. Bray & Julia Whelan Podium Audio

Thriller/Suspense

Thriller/Suspense

INTENSIFICATION: PEN PALS AND SERIAL KILLERS, BK 3 written by Jo Michaels narrated by Jason Clarke The Audio Flow NIGHT RAIN, TOKYO written by John W. Feist narrated by Michael Kramer THE ORFFYREUS WHEEL written by David Niall Wilson narrated by Joshua Saxon Crossroads Press THE ROACH written by Rhett C. Bruno narrated by R.C. Bray Podium Audio THE SECOND SIGN written by Ernest Dempsey narrated by John Pirhalla & Stephanie Nemeth-Parker

Young Adult

Young Adult

AVA THE BRAVE written by Jules Adrienn narrated by Shaina Summerville BONES OF THE WITCH: EARTH MAGIC RISES written by A. L. Knorr narrated by Marni Penning EMBERHAWK: THE KATROSI REVOLUTION written by Jamie Foley narrated by Brenda Scott Wlazlo NUTMEG STREET: EGYPTIAN SECRETS written by Sherrill Joseph narrated by Tom Jordan OF WATER AND MOONLIGHT written by Valia Lind narrated by Sarah Brands